June 28, 2017

County Executive Ike Leggett Celebrates Opening of New Mixed Paper Processing Facility at the Recycling Center


Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Department of Environmental Protection Director Lisa Feldt participated in an open house for the recently operational Mixed Paper Processing Facility at the Recycling Center on Tuesday, June 27. The facility located at 16105 Frederick Road in Derwood opened in May 2017. Maryland Environmental Service with Colossal Contractors, a minority-owned business firm, operates the facility.

The open house included a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility to see where the approximately 200 tons of paper and cardboard received per day is sorted and baled. Once processed the paper is sent domestically and internationally to be recycled into reusable materials such as cereal boxes, printer paper, paper bags, cardboard boxes and pizza boxes.

Prior to the opening of the new Mixed Paper Processing Facility, the County paid to have paper sorted, hauled and sent to a separate recycling processing facility. The opening of the new facility makes it possible for the County to capture the revenue, which is used to offset the operations and programming costs. The annual sale revenue for the baled paper is approximately $3 million.

The mixed paper facility added nine new jobs, for a total of 57 workers employed at the Recycling Center.

Visit website for more information about the new facility.

1 comment:

  1. I know its perhaps not feasible but we need at least one or two free locations to accept sensitive document disposal. The periodic high school locations are often ill-timed and time consuming. It is very expensive ($1 per lb)to dispose of personal, sensitive mail. Shredders that are robust enough to handle routine shredding for a reasonable period of time are expensive. The free shredding people out near the airpark provided a great service before they shutdown. Thanks

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